It really isn’t a good time to be a certain celebrity chef with “alternate” views on MKR right now. Following another barrage of criticism for plugging some dangerous COVID-19 conspiracy theories from a British nutjob, Pete Evans appears to be out of a TV job as MKR is reportedly axed as well.
What’s that saying…. oh yes, when it rains it frigging pours.
Speaking of COVID-19 conspiracy theories involving Pete Evans, the GOAT team dive right into all the coronavirus nonsense going around on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:
Let’s start from the top, shall we?
Pete Evans has copped a fresh wave of backlash after promoting the insane COVID-19 views of David Icke, a chap from Britain who makes headlines for his cooked conspiracy theories, been previously accused of being a holocaust denier, and has even been banned from entering Australia due to his views.
Seems like all this unsavoury stuff didn’t deter Pete Evans as he shared an Instagram post urging his fans to watch a three-hour interview where Icke makes some truly bonkers COVID-19 claims, like how it is “a fake pandemic with no virus,” rehashing that old “5G is the cause” conspiracy theory, and comparing social distancing rules to “Nazi Germany facism.”
Yeah, it’s not great.
Unsurprisingly, Pete’s plugging of Icke’s COVID-19 conspiracy theories didn’t go down well with many people and prompted Labor MP Josh Burns, who is Jewish, to write to the celeb chef (as per The Guardian) and cautioning him about promoting Icke’s views on social media.
As unsavoury as all this COVID-19 nonsense is, it’s all sadly in line with what Pete has done in the past. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, Pete has shamed people for eating “crap food,” shared his anti-vax views, and promoted some BioCharger machine he’s selling as a miracle COVID-19 cure (which is completely not true and it landed him a big fine for false advertising).
Just to compound Pete Evans’ not-so-good week, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that MKR has been axed due to dismal ratings, which is the last thing you want due to the dip in advertising thanks to COVID-19.
It is reported that while MKR getting axed means Pete Evans has been released from his pricy $800,000 contract, the parting was deemed to be “amicable” and he’ll be pursuing “his own endeavours,” which presumably means devoting more time into his “wellness” stuff. Yay.
As for what Seven has said about this, the network says “nothing has been announced.”
So yeah. Between getting slammed for more COVID-19 nonsense to MKR getting axed, it isn’t a good time to be Pete Evans right now.
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